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Song Parodies -> "Can't Be Sane"

Original Song Title:

"Can't Be Tamed"

Original Performer:

Miley Cyrus

Parody Song Title:

"Can't Be Sane"

Parody Written by:

Jeff Reuben

The Lyrics

Sock Mafia!

At inappropriate times I act a bit wacky
Make you want to smack me
Wearing clothes that are tacky, I'm nuts like that
Try to take my picture and I'll start making faces
Lacking in social graces
Always seem out of place
Yeah, I'm weird like that

I go through shrinks like red lights when I'm running late
My momma thinks that I have given up on dates
Now I am still hoping to find my perfect soul mate
My true love will be able to relate

I can't be sane, she won't complain, cause she's my dame
Might wonder what's wrong with my brain
I can't explain
Why I'm deranged,
I can't act right now cause I'm insane

When I live with 58 cats it won't be a shocker
I'm off of my rocker
Cause I'm like a cuckoo clock
(I am the Sofa King!)
I spend too much time in the cornfields of Indiana
Sometimes go bananas
Dance like Hannah Montana
I rock like that

My sister says that I should try to act my age
Not wear a wizard hat and black robes like a mage
Or dress up like a bird and dance 'round in a cage
So bad I just laid an egg

I can't be sane, or I'd be lame, that's not my game
I lost my marbles down the drain
I can't be sane
I won't be plain
I can't be proper cause I'm insane

I'll smash my face in a cake
Then bathe in a chocolate shake
Eat fruit that is fake, I'll step on a rake, I'll bellyflop in a lake
I'm crazy
I'm spacey
I'm crazy
Don't tase me
(I can't be sane)

My parents said don't be afraid to be myself
I'm pushing forty but still acting like I'm twelve
I learning spells from my imaginary elves
Don't fret if I don't seem well
I can't be sane, I don't feel shame, no one to blame
I can't can't, I just can't be sane
I must be crazed
Now I'm amazed
I can't be normal cause I'm insane

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Peter Andersson - June 14, 2010 - Report this comment
Strangely enough, this is what I've normally come to expect from you Jeff... ;-)
Jeff Reuben - June 14, 2010 - Report this comment
Thanks Peter...as you can imagine, some of the lyrics came "a little too easily" for me ;-)
~WhackyWoman~ - June 14, 2010 - Report this comment
Lord Jeffry, ~ Le Marquis d'Apron On~ I know the feeling, as I inherited the Whacky gene !
Mark Scotti - June 14, 2010 - Report this comment
"Insanely' funny!!! Reminds me of one of my quirky ones; http://www.amiright.com/parody/70s/toddrundgren9.shtml
Christie Marie M - June 14, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm 'insane' about your satire, Jeff! Nice to see you writing again! As for the sister telling this person to act her age in the song, I'm no longer in my 20s and I still feel like a teenager. I feel I'm never too old for TeenNick shows and freestyle music. Here's some insane 5's!
Matthias - June 14, 2010 - Report this comment
I haven't heard the original song, since I am not a 13 year old girl, but this was still a fun parody of a song that I'm sure I do not want to listen to.
Below Average Dave - June 14, 2010 - Report this comment
Haha, Honestly Jeff I don't remember the last time I didn't laugh at something you wrote, this OS is actually a tad fun. . . .good job Jeff, as always
carly_carlz - June 14, 2010 - Report this comment
Wow. I have a feeling you wrote this for a certain Miley Cyrus? Great parody of a lame-ass song. She has hopped on the skank plane and crashed into psycho island.
Arwen - June 15, 2010 - Report this comment
Way to go, Jeff. I was pretty sure you'd get yours done and submitted and adored before I'd written even one more line on mine. And...I was right. Hee hee. I have brag about something!

This was awesome, btw...and you know how I feel about the OS, and the OA. Love you, though!
giiih - June 15, 2010 - Report this comment
OMGOMGOMG..... i loved this!You totally describes miley cyrus!, and, matthias, i'm a 13 year old girl, and i'm sane enough to know that both the original song AND its writer (cyrus) suck.
Christie Marie M - July 15, 2010 - Report this comment
(SOTM) No one can tame a sane man like that guy in your song, Jeff. Still enjoyed your parody the second time. Good luck on the contest, Jeff (and the same goes for everyone else participating as well)!
Abbott Skelding - July 17, 2010 - Report this comment
SOTM: I really liked this parody, excellent job! Although I thought some of the rhymes seemed a little forced, it was still really good.
Guy - July 18, 2010 - Report this comment
SOTM-JUN-10

Someone please tell this diva that her train has derailed. And no shrinks don't specialize in weight reduction. Maybe that's why she keeps usin' 'em up. Ya think? I chuckled at this more than a few times. Well done.
Mark Scotti - July 22, 2010 - Report this comment
SOTM When "out of my head" reading this the last time...CRAZY GOOD!!
Peter Andersson - July 26, 2010 - Report this comment
SOTM - I can relate, I'm so whacky that the local hookers won't even give me a nutjob...
bobpiecheese - July 29, 2010 - Report this comment
(SOTM) You are what the French call: LE FRUITCAKE! Delightfully nutso, the perfect theme song for my family. 555!
Below Average Dave - July 30, 2010 - Report this comment
See above
Agrimorfee - April 15, 2014 - Report this comment
Nuts. Weird how one verse jumps from the singer having no girl to then having one...or am I reading it wrong? Just randomly weird? Also worth noting how many comments here think this parody is about Miley, yet this written three years ago, and she still captures the headlines with her oddness. She must be doing something right.
Abbott Skelding - April 24, 2014 - Report this comment
The OS is one of the few that I actually kinda like from Miss Cyrus, so points there. A lot of funny lines (I love the reference to the original video with the "bird cage" line). Excellent work!
bobpiecheese - April 24, 2014 - Report this comment
(ABC) See above!
Max Power - April 24, 2014 - Report this comment
Not to mention how much they would demand, that's insane!
Blaydeman - April 24, 2014 - Report this comment
(ABC) I cannot stand anything Cyrus related. I'm so over it. However, you spoof is well written and very funny. It made Miley Cyrus somewhat enjoyable, which is no easy feat.
Glen S - April 28, 2014 - Report this comment
Its insane that you made Miley bearable for a little while. Don't ever go sane, its just so boring. Well done as always Jeff. YOU ARE THE SOFA KING OF THE SOCK MAFIA!

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